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Jazz : a critic's guide to the 100 most important recordings

Author: Ben Ratliff
Publisher: New York : Times Books, 2002.
Series: New York times essential library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Offers an informed collector's guide to one hundred top recorded works of jazz, profiling each piece in a context of its importance to the development of the form.
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Genre/Form: Discographies
Discography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Ratliff
ISBN: 0805070680 9780805070682
OCLC Number: 49679630
Description: xx, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Original Dixieland Jazz Band: The Creators of Jazz (1917-1936) --
2. King Oliver: The Quintessence (1923-1928) --
3. Bessie Smith: The Essential Bessie Smith (1923-1933) --
4. Fletcher Henderson: A Study in Frustration: Thesaurus of Classic Jazz (1923-1938) --
5. Louis Armstrong: The Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings (1925-1929) --
6. Jelly Roll Morton: Birth of the Hot: The Classic Chicago "Red Hot Peppers" Sessions, 1926-27 --
7. Bix Beiderbecke: Bix Beiderbecke, Volume 1: Singin' the Blues (1927) --
8. Duke Ellington: The OKeh Ellington (1927-1930) --
9. Louis Armstrong: The Complete RCA Victor Recordings (1930-1956) --
10. Billie Holiday: Lady Day: The Best of Billie Holiday (1933-1945) --
11. Benny Goodman: The Complete RCA Victor Small Group Recordings (1935-1939) --
12. Count Basie: The Complete Decca Recordings (1937-1939) --
13. Dizzy Gillespie: The Complete RCA Victor Recordings (1937-1949) --
14. Lester Young: The "Kansas City" Sessions (1938, 1944) --
15. Louis Jordan: Let the Good Times Roll: The Anthology 1938-1953 --
16. Chano Pozo: El Tambor de Cuba: Life and Music of the Legendary Cuban Conga Drummer (1939-1952) --
17. Duke Ellington: The Blanton-Webster Band (1940-1942) --
18. John Kirby and his Orchestra: 1941-1943 --
19. James P. Johnson: The Original James P. Johnson: 1942-1945, Piano Solos --
20. Coleman Hawkins: 1943-1944 --
21. Dinah Washington: First Issue: The Dinah Washington Story (The Original Recordings) (1943-1961) --
22. Charlie Parker: The Complete Savoy and Dial Studio Recordings 1944-1948 --
23. Mary Lou Williams: Zodiac Suite (1945) --
24. Charles Mingus: Charles "Baron" Mingus, West Coast 1945-49 --
25. Nat "King" Cole Trio: Live at the Circle Room (1946) --
26. Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys: The Tiffany Transcriptions, Vol. 3: Basin Street Blues (1946-1947) --
27. Thelonious Monk: Genius of Modern Music, Volume 1 (1947) --
28. Charlie Parker: Charlie Parker with Strings: The Master Takes (1947-1952) --
29. Django Reinhardt: Djangology 49 (1949) --
30. Stan Kenton: New Concepts of Artistry in Rhythm (1952) --
31. Gerry Mulligan: The Complete Pacific Jazz Recordings of the Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker (1952-1957) --
32. Dave Brubeck Quartet: Brubeck Time (1954) --
33. Sarah Vaughan: Sarah Vaughan (1954) --
34. Clifford Brown and Max Roach: Clifford Brown and Max Roach (1954-1955) --
35. Horace Silver: Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers (1954-1955) --
36. Chet Baker: Chet in Paris: The Complete Barclay Recordings of Chet Baker, Volume 1 (1955) --
37. Erroll Garner: Concert by the Sea (1955) --
38. Herbie Nichols: The Art of Herbie Nichols (1955-1956) --
39. Lennie Tristano: Lennie Tristano/The New Tristano (1955-1962) --
40. Ella Fitzgerald: The Cole Porter Songbook (1956) --
41. Modern Jazz Quartet: Fontessa (1956) --
42. Art Tatum: The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Volume 8 (1956) --
43. Miles Davis: Miles Ahead (1957) --
44. Billie Holiday: Songs for Distingue Lovers (1957) --
45. Machito: Kenya (1957) --
46. Thelonious Monk: Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane (1957) --
47. Art Pepper: Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section (1957) --
48. Sonny Rollins: Way Out West (1957) --
49. Count Basie: The Complete Atomic Basie (1957-1958) --
50. Sun Ra and his Arkestra: Jazz in Silhouette (1958) --
51. Ahmad Jamal Trio: Cross Country Tour: 1958-1961 --
52. Miles Davis: Kind of Blue (1959) --
53. Charles Mingus: Blues and Roots (1959) --
54. Ornette Coleman: The Shape of Jazz to Come (1959-1960) --
55. Miles Davis with John Coltrane and Sonny Stitt: In Stockholm 1960 Complete --
56. Eric Dolphy: Eric Dolphy at the Five Spot (1961) --
57. Bill Evans Trio: Sunday at the Village Vanguard (1961) --
58. Jimmy Giuffre 3, 1961 --
59. Jeanne Lee and Ran Blake: The Newest Sound Around (1961) --
60. Abbey Lincoln: Straight Ahead (1961) --
61. "Baby Face" Willette: Face to Face (1961) --
62. Duke Ellington: Money Jungle (1962) --
63. Thelonious Monk: Monk Alone: The Complete Columbia Solo Studio Recordings, 1962-1968 --
64. Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto: Getz/Gilberto (1963) --
65. Dexter Gordon: Our Man in Paris (1963) --
66. John Coltrane Quartet: Crescent (1964) --
67. John Coltrane Quartet: A Love Supreme (1964) --
68. Andrew Hill: Point of Departure (1964) --
69. Wayne Shorter: Speak No Evil (1964) --
70. Miles Davis: The Complete Live at the Plugged Nickel 1965/Highlights from the Plugged Nickel (1965) --
71. Herbie Hancock: Maiden Voyage (1965) --
72. Moacir Santos: Coisas (1965) --
73. Archie Shepp: Fire Music (1965) --
74. Albert Ayler: Live in Greenwich Village: The Complete Impulse Recordings (1965-1967) --
75. Duke Ellington: The Far East Suite --
Special Mix (1966) --
76. Roscoe Mitchell Sextet: Sound (1966) --
77. John Coltrane: Interstellar Space (1967) --
78. McCoy Tyner: The Real McCoy (1967) --
79. Jaki Byard: The Jaki Byard Experience (1968) --
80. Miles Davis: Get Up with It (1970-1974) --
81. Mahavishnu Orchestra: The Inner Mounting Flame (1971) --
82. Eddie Palmieri and his Orchestra: Vamonos Pa'l Monte (1971) --
83. Earl Hines: Earl Hines Plays Duke Ellington (1971-1975) --
84. Julius Hemphill: Dogon A.D. (1972) --
85. Pat Metheny: Bright Size Life (1975) --
86. Evan Parker: Monoceros (1978) --
87. Betty Carter: The Audience with Betty Carter (1979) --
88. Henry Threadgill Sextet: Just the Facts and Pass the Bucket (1983) --
89. Wynton Marsalis: Live at Blues Alley (1986) --
90. Cecil Taylor: For Olim (1986) --
91. Tommy Flanagan: Jazz Poet (1989) --
92. Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette: Tribute (1989) --
93. Don Pullen: Random Thoughts (1990) --
94. Cassandra Wilson: Blue Light 'til Dawn (1993) --
95. Steve Coleman and Five Elements: The Ascension to Light (1999) --
96. Dave Holland Quintet: Prime Directive (1999) --
97. John Lewis: Evolution (1999) --
98. New Directions: New Directions (1999) --
99. Charlie Haden: Nocturne (2000) --
100. Jason Moran: Black Stars (2001).
Series Title: New York times essential library.
Responsibility: Ben Ratliff.
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